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Chronic negative thoughts can lead to dementia
- June 29, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Some third-party studies regarding the relationship between negative thinking and the potential risk of developing neurodegeneration somehow pointed to the same point – it is people with negative thinking patterns that accumulate harmful protein plates such as beta-amyloids, which is known to be the most significant a sign of neurodegeneration. So a new study of neuroscience experts from University College London has demonstrated that such a result is actually relatively easy to predict if a person really thinks in a negative way.
Moreover, a team of London specialists was able to prove the existence of one important relationship between how often people think about something bad and negative and how quickly they develop the first signs of dementia – because it is in relation to this disease that scientists focused most on. It turned out that the risk of developing such a disease automatically and much increases after reaching the age of 55 years, when the accumulation of protein dies of a potentially harmful property becomes more active – and those people who systematically fall into repetitive negative thinking have an even higher risk of developing neurodegeneration.
Repetitive negative thinking is a constant, chronic nature of such thinking that, as users point out, can be a truly destructive factor in the context of the overall development of neurodegeneration, although many aspects and sides of this issue remain unclear, which again indicates the need to continue such research.
Given the fact that chronic negative thinking appears in one way or another in many third-party studies of a similar nature, it becomes obvious that what is presented is not an exception in terms of studying the primary factors for the development of neurodegenerative diseases – and it is also impossible to include it in the category of pseudoscientific ones, since there is huge evidence base for such studies and theories.